As you age, your skin forms fine lines and wrinkles. These expression lines can make you appear older than you are and impact your facial appearance. While wrinkles are natural and nothing to be ashamed of, many people seek to achieve smooth, toned-looking skin with Botox injections.
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable cosmetic treatment that relaxes wrinkle muscles and smooths fine lines and creases in your skin. The injection contains a paralyzing agent that prevents facial movements that contribute to expression lines. Botox intercepts communication between nerves and muscles in the affected area, which means that you can avoid deepening wrinkles and expression lines on your face.
Here are common treatment areas for this cosmetic procedure:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Bunny lines (on the side of your nose)
- Smoker’s (or perioral) lines
- Marionette lines (or mouth corners)
- 11s (or frown lines between the eyebrows)
You can use Botox as a preventive treatment in these areas or as an active solution to reducing existing face lines. The neuroparalytic (botulinum toxin type A, specifically OnabotulinumtoxinA) in the injection is safe for use in your skin, and it only affects the tissue where it’s injected.
What to Expect During Botox Treatment
Botox treatment is a convenient procedure that comes with minimal pain and time commitment.
You will receive a skin consultation, where our team of professionals will determine what your face needs. We will develop a treatment plan that addresses all of the fine lines and wrinkles you wish to remove.
After we determine the areas of Botox treatment on your face, we will apply numbing cream to your “trouble” spots to prevent any discomfort. Then, we will inject your face with Botox in areas where your facial muscles usually contract to form expression lines. This will smooth existing fine lines and wrinkles while also preventing more from forming. You will still be able to express your emotions through your face, but the muscles responsible for deep expression lines will be less active.
Botox is an incredibly simple, safe, and effective treatment that requires no downtime or recovery. In most cases, patients return to work and regular life immediately after their sessions. You will notice improvements within the first few days.
This cosmetic treatment requires ongoing sessions to maintain your smooth skin. If you take proper measures after your appointment to ensure your Botox treatment lasts, you will see the results for multiple months afterward.
Botox in Pasadena, CA
Dr. Christopher Tiner, M.D., is a high-quality Botox provider in Pasadena, CA. His team of qualified medical professionals will assess your skin’s needs so that you can receive specialized wrinkle treatment. Our goal is to make the Botox treatment experience comfortable and confidence-boosting. Most patients love their results and maintain treatments a few times a year!
Consider getting Botox treatment if you want to enjoy your skin’s appearance without worrying about pesky fine lines and wrinkles. You can call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Tiner’s excellent team today!